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We woke up this morning to find ourselves still in the China Sea and not in Shanghai as planned. During the night the Shanghai Harbour Master had closed the port because of zero visibility and instructed the QM2 to drop anchor at sea at about 2 o'clock in the morning. Now the ship had been allowed to move slowly forwards towards the Huangpu River which we need to enter to reach Shanghai and the cruise birth. At 0700 it was still possible that the port ...
... through the meal this troupe of singing waiters and waitresses burst out into song in the middle of the restaurant (the place was pretty big) and started dancing in syncronized form to everyone eating. Two of the dancers were (as Prof Mulcahy explained to us) "lady boys". In Thailand they have three sexes apparently....man, woman, and "ladyboy". If you only have sons it is custom to turn your youngest into a ladyboy.. Two of the dancers were basically he/shes, ...
... hundred mile long Yangteze River. For all you basketball fans, it is the birthplace of Yao Ming. Shanghai Disneyworld will open in two years and is five times larger than Hong Kong Disney. It is expensive to own a car in Shanghai as it costs $15,000 US to buy a license plate. There is a one child policy unless both husband and wife come from an only child family. There is a 40% divorce rate because there ...
So I knew about a week in advance that Jamie (Program
Manager for Shane English's government contracts) would be observing my second lesson
on Monday, and the plan is that she will come and observe all of us teachers
once a month.
I also was told last Wednesday that the government were
hoping to observe all of us before the 21st (bit cruel I think seen
as it’s only the second week ...
... buy cheap goods to bring back home, than I'd seriously reconsider your priorities in life. The kicker was that I did the math and the clothes in the company store weren't even that much cheaper than they would be in the United States. I cannot stress enough that the focus on shopping isn't my problem here, it's the utter disregard for the hard work these people did so that we could better understand the importance of green technology in the corporate sphere and the way that ...
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